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Cornflower Quirk 6: #ADHD or #Autism or Both?!
I’ve been sorely disappointed by the available content out there to help neurodivergent humans distinguish between ADHD behavior and #autistic behavior. It must be my near for clarity and obvious lines of demarcation, as a neurodivergent being, myself. With that said, I decided to analyze the criteria for diagnosis (as set forth by the DSM-V) for both ADHD and ASD, side by side, in order to find the distinguishing factors. What I found is that while people on the spectrum often present as inattentive, impulsive or hyperactive, the cause of this presentation is rooted in social, communicative, and sensory processing challenges. On the contrary, people with ADHD in isolation (not autistic) have a much easier time assimilating to neurotypical standards of socialization and communication. I believe many people on the spectrum present with ADHD symptoms, are diagnosed with ADHD, but struggle with social, communicative and sensory processing challenges that tend to be overlooked or dismissed by medical professionals because their autistic presentation does not appear in the way it is expected by way of “common knowledge” and stereotyping. This is awful because many people fail to receive the medical treatment, compassion and understanding they deserve, just because they do not present in a fashion accepted by some organized collective of common knowledge. Nevertheless, the criteria for diagnosis is clear. An ADHD diagnosis does not require the presentation of social, communicative, or sensory processing challenges, but autism does. IF you would like to fact check my analysis, you can find DMS criteria for diagnosing ADHD here: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/diagnosis.html ASD here: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/hcp-dsm.html
Raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder
Lea Irzyk was 9 months pregnant with her second child when her 2 year-old son Jack was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Lea discusses life after Jack’s diagnosis and how her two sons reach developmental milestones differently.

Autism – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology
What is Autism? Autism is now referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and encompasses previously defined separate yet similar disorders like Asperger syndrome. Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder involving deficits in language, communication, and social behaviors. Find …

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Autism spectrum disorder: Mayo Clinic Radio
On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Andrea Huebner, a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist, discusses autism spectrum disorder. This interview was recorded on Feb. 10, 2020. Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person …

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Cornflower Quirk 6: #ADHD or #Autism or Both?!

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